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How to become a pilot in high school

How to become a pilot in high school

Canyen Manchego, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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The first thing you need to know about becoming a pilot is that it will not be easy. Nothing is going to be handed to you, it is going to take a lot of dedication and hard work in order to secure your spot on an airline or corporate company. There is some good news, however, for those who are willing to up...

Gun control in America vs. the rest of the world

Gun control in America vs. the rest of the world

Audrey Helm, News editor

December 11, 2017


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America has 4.4% of the world’s population and half of the world’s guns. America has staggeringly high rates of gun violence, especially when compared to other developed countries. In comparison to its developed peers, America has astonishingly lenient gun laws.  There are laws that have been en...

South Korean students visit Taylorsville High

South Korean students visit Taylorsville High

Payton Wright, Editor in-Chief

December 11, 2017


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 For one who has not traveled often, imagining other parts of the world and their cultures is, for lack of better words, hard. Every place you go just feels like a larger part of Utah, and each person you meet is simply just another person.   I had lived almost eighteen years in this sheltered bubble ...

Can saffron replace your everyday antidepressant?

Can saffron replace your everyday antidepressant?

Oliver Fierro, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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According to Mental Health America, 1 in 5 adults in the United States will develop depression in their lifetime, approximately 40 million people. Because of this, the mental disorder is quickly becoming known as “the common cold” of mental illness. The way this illness is treated and understood has c...

Puppy Barn under fire over diseased pups

Puppy Barn under fire over diseased pups

Aspen Earnhart, Feature Editor

November 27, 2017


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The Puppy Barn is a popular attraction for high school dates and famous among those with a Twitter. Utahvalley.com describes it as, “Get your puppy cuddles on at the Puppy Barn! Play with lots of different kinds of puppies from big to small! It is a free activity that is fun for families, groups, or...

Dreamers, people who want to stay

Dreamers, people who want to stay

Bryan Banuelos, Spanish Editor

November 27, 2017


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Over 800 thousand undocumented people live their daily lives under the shelter of the DACA program. This September 5, 2017, President Trump announced the plan that would put an end to DACA (short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that grants a status of amnesty to over 800,000 d...

Guys Have Problems Too, You Know

Guys Have Problems Too, You Know

Lili Rivas, Web Editor

November 27, 2017


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Girls have it tough. Periods. Mood swings. Keeping up with the Kardashians. It’s heavy stuff to handle on a personal level, let alone battling with society’s views of women being weak and below men. Now there is feminism, which by definition means an advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the ...

History of the Confederacy

History of the Confederacy

Isabella Ashton, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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Recently, the removal of Confederate monuments around the country has sparked heated debate. These tensions were most prominently seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists and counter protesters’ rallies led to violence and the death of 32 year-old Heather Heyer. The controve...

Hope Squad teaches students suicide prevention

Hope Squad teaches students suicide prevention

Dallen Cameron, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


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According to Suicide.org, a teen takes his or her own life every 100 minutes. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Approximately 20 percent of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood. Depression increases a teen's risk for attempting suicide...

Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise over summer

Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise over summer

Sarah Al-Barkawi, Opinion Editor

November 27, 2017


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2017 has been a difficult year for Muslims around the world, especially during this past summer. Muslims have been primary victims of hate crimes ever since 9/11. However, current president Donald Trump spreads anti-Muslim messages across the U.S, which has inspired Islamaphobes to take action and even ph...

Students with Celiac face struggles

Students with Celiac face struggles

Calle Hansen, A&E Editor

November 27, 2017


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I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease when I was about two years old. I was this little sick kid who couldn't keep any food down. My worried parents took me to doctor after doctor, but no one could figure out why I was so sick. My hands, feet, and lips were blue. As a two-year-old, I should have...

Students and their first amendment rights

Students and their first amendment rights

Isabella Ashton, News Editor

November 27, 2017


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In 1965, Mary Beth Tinker and some of her fellow classmates were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. The students took the issue to court, arguing that the school was violating their first amendment rights by suspending them. In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled in...

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